Thursday, March 4, 2010

Day 2

Chase has continued to rock today! He was extubated and had a follow-up with ENT. He woke up a bit and was able to finally have something to eat. The ENT doctor, Dr. Halstead, said the granulation/irritation in his throat (from his first surgery) was gone and looked fantastic! She did say his left vocal cord was not moving, which really worried me, but Dr. Halstead wasn't worried and said it was most likely because he was still somewhat sedated and tired. She said we could go ahead and give him a bottle and see how he responds. I he has trouble, we'll reevaluate him.

We did give him 50 mL of cherry pedialyte and durn skippy did that boy go to town! Afterwards he was content and went back to sleep. He looked so peaceful. We'll be back tonight after rounds to give him his first bottle of milk in almost 48 hours! Yay!!

Here's a quick clip from earlier this afternoon while he was awake. Such a cutie!!!

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  1. He is looking at you like "Exactly what happened here?"
    It just amazes me how quickly these babies start healing and responding after major surgery. The swelling is so much better and Chase already looks like himself again. I know you are feeling a ton of relief. So glad this surgery is over and God is showing his Amazing Grace in the life of your family.

  2. He looks great! We continue to pray for all of you.

  3. What a precious, precious little guy! I am just so incredibly glad things are going so well! Thank you for keeping all of us updated so we can know how to pray specifically for the needs at the moment. We love you guys and definitely see God's hand on all of you during this time! Hugs, hugs and more hugs!!!!
    ~ Heather